As the debates progress, the snarky comments between the Republican hopefuls grow stronger. One minute someone is critiquing his opponent’s economic reform while another is dissing the color scheme of somebody’s attire.
I like to imagine that behind closed doors the Republican candidates are “best friends forever” and get together to converse about their lives over tea and crumpets. This is what I envision as a conversation:
Romney: How are your kids, Rick?
Santorum: Which kid? There are so many that I just can’t keep track.
Gingrich: I know exactly what you mean.
Paul: Newt, you only have two children.
Gingrich: Ron, I was talking about my wives!
Romney: *Laughing Out-loud* Oh, Newt! I wish I had your sense of humor AND tax return record!
They would go on to share the latest Democratic gossip and trade tips on how to grill the perfect steak. Alas, this is not real life.
This group would rather partake in low blows and verbal inaccuracies that have the sole purpose of tarnishing their image. Case in point, Romney went after Gingrich by calling him an “influence peddler in Washington”, along with him being a “failed leader whose party ousted him as U.S. House Speaker”. The face to face abuse is simply not enough, for the candidates further their mudslinging through advertisements. Take Ron Paul’s attack on Santorum:
It’s unfortunate that these men have forgotten that they are “technically” in this for the long haul. They share the common goal of wanting to dethrone President Obama so that a Republican representative can take charge. Though it is understandable that each member of this current group of ruffians needs to make his case that he is the most electable, ultimately they will all have to support just one of these candidates. The fact of the matter is that, due to their disagreements, these men have portrayed their party as being completely divided and jumbled. Ah, c’est la vie.
Here’s your Political Portion:
Gingrich would look striking in a green party dress, no?